The stamps are big and bold and originate from hand-carved designs by Rae. I instantly thought of stamping on canvas! I had some large zippered pouches in my studio and set to work painting.
I loved using the feathers for leaves and the fall colors on the natural canvas. I decided to go brighter on the next few pouches, alternating using the stamps with both acrylic paint and ink.
I wanted to make some cute little zipper pulls for my pouches, so I grabbed some Shrinky Dinks and stamped the designs right onto the plastic. Next I used some acrylic paint pens to roughly color in the stamps. No need to be too careful as the designs shrink down and the colors get more intense! I punched a hole into each design then used the heat gun to shrink them down. These cute little plastic designs could be turned into earrings or charms for a necklace or bracelet also!
I also used the stamps to create designs in this canvas portfolio - I love the texture elements - perfect for backgrounds! I could have spent another week creating with these stamps - they are an essential set for any mixed media artist! Be sure to visit Rae's Blog, Roben-Marie Smith's Blog and PaperBag Studios website for more inspiration!